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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1977-12-29




Set 1

Jack Straw, They Love Each Other, Mama Tried, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Tennessee Jed, Minglewood Blues, Sugaree, Promised Land

Set 2

Bertha-> Good Lovin', It Must Have Been The Roses, Sunrise, Playin' In The Band-> China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider-> China Doll-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Playin' In The Band, E: Terrapin Station, E: Johnny B. Goode

*Second Encore. This date is featured on Dick's Picks 10.


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA

Source Reinhardt Holwein Audience Reel > ???? > DAT > CDR > EAC Secure Mode > WAV > FLAC
Taped by Reinhart Holwein
Transferred by JR Fishman

Reviews

Reviewer: njpg - - January 9, 2014
Subject: -
Although the sound quality is indeed muddy, this is one of the most well-performed shows I've heard. Maybe my favorite from '77. Not only the playing, but the singing is excellent. Even Donna sounds like an angel: she could, sometimes.
Reviewer: DMTrue13 - - December 27, 2013
Subject: muddy river
seems pretty raucous but hard to tell, things are quite muddy. i guess this is what we get considering its a Dickpick. fun all the same.
Reviewer: ThreeFingerStyle - - December 27, 2013
Subject: absolute scorcher
Does it get any better than this, folks? If it does, please let me know. Just when you thought they couldn't rock it any harder, well, there they go again. I love the way this recording sounds - raw, demonstrative. JG's guitar playing on Dec 29, 1977 is terrifying. Hands down multiple best-ofs here. Check out the New Minglewood, or the PL, if you're in doubt - and that's sampling the first set. Turn your iphone off and Turn This Up, like the man said. Big Gratitude to the archivists.
Reviewer: jjf47 - - December 30, 2012
Subject: typical late '70s show
for some reason the dead seemed to have died to me at this point in their career i've mentioned this before and probably pisses some deadheads off but the fact is when pig died a grate part of grateful left the dead never really liked donna or keith or brett or anyone else for that matter although i do have to say that "sunrise" and "from the heart of me" are pretty good songs for donna who for the most part tried to sound like a second rate janis joplin and really didn't do her justice in the "act" of it. for those of us who remember janis, donna was no janis, try though she did at times, especially with the wailing during "playing in the band" i never could understand what prompted jerry or bob or phil to put up with that but that just went to show me how far they had tumbled - although they were not the only ones - all the other bands had taken the same path from the '60s to the middle to late '70s into the '80s. "sunrise" has a little latter flare grace slick to it which she actually does pretty well in my opinion. peace.
Reviewer: happy2balive - - September 10, 2011
Subject: AMAZING SHOW!
I was fortunate to attend two shows at Winterland in 1977, and have no idea which ones they were. All I know is they were what turned me on the Dead. From the Cow Palace New Years 76-77 to this run of shows at Winterland to wrap up the year, the band is on fire. This show sounds like a true sweat box for the raging dancing crazies that i used to hang with.
Every song here is a prize! Great NFA and the China Cat out of space is phenomenal.

Recording is wonderful for an audience, show is 5 gazillion stars
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - - June 12, 2011
Subject: I Know, I Know...
It is improper GD etiquette to suggest the greatest show ever, but I am going to buck the protocol and state publicly that though this may not be the greatest show ever, but, Nun the Less, it was the greatest show I have ever attended -- still! To this day.

Say what you will about this particular representation of this vaunted parlay say the recording is not stellar. Nun the Less, this recording adequately displays the sound of what went down that night.

YOU MUST PLAY THIS LOUD !!!!

Excellent, nee' one of a kind performances of every song. Can't stop raving about this show and Jerry's relentless and unbridled attack upon the cosmos even now 33 years later.

Roomie Larry and I were there, 40 feet from stage dead center, and afterwards, on the ensuing ride home, the next day, and numerous unregistered hours proceeding, we did not utter a single syllable towards one another. We were so speechless.

My rating: 100 diamonds: Aspect Fully Inscribed.

My opinion: Best Ever Jerry Performance. Best Ever Live Performance By Any Musician or Group of Musicians Ever Heard.
Reviewer: Zaorish - - December 22, 2010
Subject: At the risk of exaggeration...A million stars
Just listened to this thing straight through while writing graduate school essays/writing random stories. My mind completely exploded, melted, and collapsed in on itself...all at the same time.

1st set is excellent.

2nd set is absof__ckintotallygoddamncompletelyamazing.

Performance: *********************
Sound: ***
So, five stars :)
Reviewer: sbrew - - July 2, 2010
Subject: pitch is FAST
This recording pitch is quite fast. Needs adjustment. Otherwise not bad.
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